In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Latin America(espinilla)shinboneverle las canillas a algn — to try to put one over on sb informal
2River Plate(del agua)faucet UStap Britishcerrar la canilla — to turn off the faucet / tap
- agua de la canilla — tap water
- canilla libre — free bar
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.